Tell Congress: Cervical cancer shouldn’t be a death sentence for any woman… in any country
Cervical cancer will kill an estimated 300,000 women worldwide next year. And that number is expected to increase by almost 50% in the next 20 years.
The tragedy is that where a woman lives has a major impact on if she will live or die from this disease or be able to prevent its occurrence altogether.
Most women and girls in the United States have reliable access to a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer and innovations to detect the disease early and treat it effectively. However, women and girls in low- and middle-income countries do not. It's why more than 90% of deaths from cervical cancer will happen in those countries.
Where you live shouldn't determine if you live.
This is why we need Congress to provide funding to expand global health programs that make cervical cancer prevention programs available to all women and girls.
Cervical cancer shouldn't be a death sentence for any woman in any country. Urge your Senators to support dedicated funding in this year's budget to help eliminate deaths from cervical cancer worldwide.
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This year, 312,000 women will die from cervical cancer. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Unless we act, deaths from the disease will rise by 47% by 2040.
We know what to do to save lives from cervical cancer and how to do it. Women need access to prevention and screening and treatment services. Working together, we can make sure no woman anywhere in the world dies from cervical cancer.
By dedicating just a small portion of U.S. global health funding to reverse the trend and help accelerate the elimination of death from cervical cancer worldwide.
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Please support $40 million for USAID to support the expansion of programs to prevent cervical cancer when interventions are most needed.
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